Kathryn Stoll sent her mother’s wedding dress to have us make memory bears from it for her siblings. With wedding dress bears, we try to incorporate any lace elements where possible.
Judith Mosier sent her wedding dress to have us make several items including a patchwork blanket, a couple of bears, tooth fairy pillows, a couple of cabbage patch doll dresses and roses.
Her wedding dress had limited amounts of lace that we placed on different squares. We also created patterns with ribbon and different strips of the different materials to create variety.
This little 14″ angel bear was made for Judith Mosier from a wedding dress. When making a wedding dress memory bear, we try to use as many of the decorative elements from the WD as we can. In this case, there were some pretty lace details that we added to the tummy and to the back of the angel wings. The wedding dress fabrics that were left wouldn’t have made the prettiest wings so I used a pair of pre-made gold wings that we had on hand.
Michelle MacDonald sent us a wedding dress to have this bear made. Turning an heirloom wedding dress into teddy bears is a great way to still have the memory of the dress while being able to better display the bear.
hKimberely Elmer sent her wedding dress to have this unisex gown and robe combo made for her future grandchildren to wear. The wedding dress was made of a lovely satin without a lot of embellishment so we kept to a simple elegance. The outfit includes a cotton slip and a unisex bonnet. Kimberely also asked for a teddy bear to be made from the wedding dress for her daughter.
Margaret Dickens gave us a really interesting challenge. She had the robe to a family heirloom christening outfit but could not find the original gown. She sent her mother’s wedding dress and asked us to create a gown to go with the existing robe. She also had the original bonnet. We took the fabric from the original bonnet and used it to create a “belt” piece to the christening gown. We also used white embroidery and white lace to help the outfit tie together.
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